911.2001 - 9.11.2011
...these are but a few
This past Saturday evening Isaias Genson was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church. My wife Mary and I, as well as, BNMA Affiliate Johnthan Bolton attended the services which was a very beautiful service with his congregation and family members as well as friends from all over the USA and formerly from the Philippines. Isaias Ginson achieved Defondo Level No.2 as a student in the Giron System of Escrima, but soon after that he received a higher calling and was accepted to a seminary in Austin, TX to study for the Priesthood and serve the people as a spiritual shepherd in the Episcopal Church. I guess Isaias Ginson beat his Bastons/Sticks into the Staff of a Spiritual Shepherd.
--Manong Joe Galleon
Bahala Na® Martial Arts Association / Giron® Arnis Escrima
Salutes John Baker
Fighting for God, Family, and Country
Our thanks and gratitude to you and everyone on your team
New Page added:
The Meaning Behind the Logo
Bahala Na® Martial Arts Association /Giron® Arnis Escrima
Guro "Chief" Greg Allen!
You make us all proud and you and your officers are doing a great job to keep our country safe.
You are a role model for all of us and you would make GME Giron proud because you do incredibly hard and dangerous work for the community with Selflessness, Consistency and Humility!
Masters 2010 Hall of Fame
WelcomeSpecial Legal Notice
Welcome to the new officially authorized website for the Bahala Na® Martial Arts Association and Giron® Arnis Escrima. Our goal was to create a single unifying website to help provide information on the combat-proven system of Filipino Arnis Escrima developed by Grand Master Emeritus Leo M. Giron. Besides learning about Grand Master Emeritus Leovigildo “Leo” Miguel Giron, you can get information about the Affiliate Program, News, Upcoming Events, Instructors as well as view videos and photos in our Multimedia section.
We hope you enjoy your time at this website and welcome any input you may have.
To all loyal members and welcomed guests,
This is to notify, inform and hopefully eliminate any confusion over the name and usage of the Bahala Na®, Giron® name and logo. In recent events former members of the Bahala Na® Filipino Martial Arts Association were dismissed or voluntarily left from the association. Giving up any and all rights and privileges therein. Since departing the proprietors of Bahala Na Multi Style and Original Giron Escrima have continued to use Bahala Na® and Giron® in their school names and our logo to identify themselves without permission or authorization.
To further clarify neither of these organizations have any affiliation with Bahala Na® Filipino Martial Arts Association, Giron® Arnis Escrima. We only seek to: Identify the true authority in Grand Master Tony Somera. The curriculum and governance created and endorsed by the Great Grand Master Leovigildo Miguel Giron not only in writing but in his own words. For our friends to discontinue their usage of our name and logo. And to distance ourselves from them and to plainly distinguish our organizations. Furthermore we do not claim to be the only conservators of this great art left to us by Leo Giron but the only one sanctioned by him.
In efforts to police this concern we would ask any members or visitors to report any usage infractions they may witness to the administrators of this website. Though we harbor no ill will or animosity towards our brothers we invite them to correct this problem amicably. We refer all who are interested or desire more information to revisit this website often and tour our supporter’s links.
BNMAA has been a proud advocate of the advancement of all Filipino arts and culture and will continue to do so. And in the spirit of true leadership and brotherhood the door will remain open to our wayward brothers to return home to the house that Leo built.
Grand Master Tony Somera
Master Kirk McCune
Master Joel Juanitas
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